Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2018 - Corn pass roadhouse
So Mr. Badduck and I are having a wedding weekend. Friday arrive, leave sunday. Fairly small. about 50-60 people. Do we need to invite all the guests to the rehearsal dinner? After the dinner we are doing a smores thing which every one will be invited to. On sunday we are also doing a brunch with the newlyweds.
Post # 2
The purpose of the Rehearsal Dinner is to thank the wedding party for the time and support. A secondary purpose could be to ensure that the families have met before the wedding.
Generally you would invite your siblings and SO’s, parents, grandparents, wedding party and their SO’s. Some couples invite their officiant if they are close.
Inviting OOT’s is not mandatory and I think inviting them to join you later in the evening is prefectly reasonable.
Post # 3
I’m having a small wedding too. Stick to the bridal party and immediate family for the rehearsal 🙂